Ocala Horse Shows and Horseback Riding
Marion County, Florida
Ocala Horse welcomes you to the equestrian paradise of Ocala, located in the rolling hills of Marion County, Florida. Here, many of the nations top horse breeders perfect their craft, producing thoroughbred race horses as well as virtually every other breed of horse. Ocala, Florida is also winter headquarters for the HITS show jumping winter series at Hits Post Time Farm.
Horse farms create stunning vistas of endless green grass accented by black horse fencing and majestic oak trees. Here, future racing thorobreds and horse show champions are born. A visit to a one of the many horse farms open to the public is a must.
Florida Horse Park, an attraction in itself, is the center of horse shows for North Central Florida. Skilled jumpers or disciplined dressage riders compete for ribbons almost every weekend.
Winter months bring professional riders to the famous Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) circuit has been performing at Hits Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida from mid January to mid March for over 30 years.
The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit offers grand prix show jumping classes in divisions for the beginner, novice and experienced rider. The circuit features 21 grand prix events worth over $1.5 million in prize money, which the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix to close out the circuit.
Hits Post Time Farm is located at 13710 US Highway 27 in Ocala, Florida. Spectators are welcome.
Rocking Horse Stables offers a full slate of Dressage Shows, Combined Training Schooling Shows, and Pony Club National Testing events. Located in Altoona, Florida which is close to Ocala, Tampa and Orlando. Rocking Horse
Canterbury Showplace is a beautiful Equestrian Center located in nearby Newberry, Florida and is open to horse-related events, horse eventing, and classic horse shows. Show schedule click here.
Staying in the Ocala area? Visit Hotels in Ocala for complete hotel, car rental and attraction reservations. Planing a trip to Orlando? Make reservations here.
Enjoy a leisurely horse carriage ride through horse country and enjoy the informative banter of your guide.
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Nov 23, 2014
Foster Swift Equine Law Blog
Boarding, lesson, and training stables have one thing in common – they all have clients and visitors on the property. For the general safety of the facility, stable managers sometimes develop and post stable rules that everyone should follow
BENEFITS OF STABLE RULES
The greatest benefit of stable rules is that they promote safety and cleanliness. Stables have every reason to expect each person who enters the facility to follow them as a condition for being allowed on the property. More info...
Nov 23, 2014
CINCH EDGE FESTIVAL COWGIRL BOOTS
Since 1996, the Cinch ® brand has created innovative western shirts, jeans, outerwear and accessories. Now the trusted company has created a line of standout, top quality boots! More info...
Nov 20, 2014
Hiring a Horse Broker? Get a Contract
By Rachel Kosmal McCart
When using a broker or agent to help sell a horse, a good contract describes what the parties involved are required to do and what will happen if those parties don’t fulfill their obligations.
For a horse seller’s agency contract, the document should set out what the agent is required to do (if anything) to market the horse, such as take photos, make sale videos, write and place advertisements, and the like. The contract should also state what is included in the agent’s fee and what is not.
Nov 19, 2014More Ocala Horse News
Deworming your horse
Deworming horses has always been sort of like going to the dentist: You know it’s necessary, but you’d just as soon skip it. Fortunately, nowadays, worming products are convenient to administer, have proven to be safe, even for pregnant mares and baby foals.
Most horse owners have, at one time or another, asked themselves or their veterinarians these questions (Answers provided by Thomas Bello, D.V.M., Ph.D.):
Q:Is it best to alternate deworming agents at each deworming treatment so my horse will be protected from major parasites?
A:There is controversy in the veterinary profession concerning rotational deworming. According to the old school of thought, a different class of dewormer should be used at each treatment. However, some veterinarians now feel it’s okay to use one basic dewormer for a period of time, and, if necessary, complement it with treatment for bots and tapeworms. Periodic fecal tests will indicate if your dewormer is working satisfactorily. More info...
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